tire kicker

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tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire
References in classic literature ?
And the only thing in animal-language that PEOPLE have learned to understand is that when a dog wags his tail he means `I'm glad
All admit it, All practise it; and he who is content With showing what he is, shall have small credit In church, or camp, or state So wags the world.
Well, then,' the Cat went on, `you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased.
He would joke with hyenas, returning their stare With an impudent wag of the head: And he once went a walk, paw-in-paw, with a bear, "Just to keep up its spirits," he said.
He wags his tail, and the room looks as if a devastating army had marched through it.
Four merry wags were at the Blue Boar Inn; a butcher, a beggar, and two barefoot friars.
Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband's face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping tail.
So wags the world away,' " quoted Gilbert practically, and a trifle absently.
The one might wag, but the others held their terrible grip on White Fang's throat.
While I am hammering on the anvil, you sleep on the mat; and when I begin to eat after my toil, you wake up and wag your tail for food.
People say that a dog "knows" its name because it comes when it is called, and that it "remembers" its master, because it looks sad in his absence, but wags its tail and barks when he returns.
I wonder it ain't come down with him," said a professional wag, "he's anyhow a precious big one"; at which (for the elephant-rider was represented as of a very stout figure) there was a general giggle in the room.
He's a very agreeable acquaintance, Beck," the wag added.
who were in the joke) summoned him to a trial before twelve other wags for perjury and fraud, who in their turn found him guilty with a most facetious joy,--nay, the very populace entered into the whim, and when Mr Brass was moving in a hackney-coach towards the building where these wags assembled, saluted him with rotten eggs and carcases of kittens, and feigned to wish to tear him into shreds, which greatly increased the comicality of the thing, and made him relish it the more, no doubt.
These are not tire-kickers," observed Volvo CE Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications Dave Foster.